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United Nations Climate Change Conference

Science for climate change adaptation

WMO participated in the 13th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the third meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol
(Bali, Indonesia, 3-14 December 2007).


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WMO emphasized the role of science in understanding the future projections and potential impacts of climate change.

Together with two of its co-sponsored programmes, the Global Climate Observing System and the World Climate Research Programme, WMO held a side event entitled “Improved decision-making for climate adaptation: providing a science base”. Speakers described a science-based approach to adaptation to climate variability and change and how climate observations and modelling skills can help provide the information needed for adaptation. This perspective promotes the role of science in national adaptation strategies.

Furthermore, WMO and the Secretariat of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change organized exhibition booths to showcase the role of climate science in the work of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. As part of preparations for the Bali Conference, WMO prepared the brochure “Climate information for adaptation and development needs” as well as a position paper on WMO’s contribution to improved decision-making for climate adaptation.

WMO at UN Climate Change Conference



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